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Sesame Street
The Count's Countmobile
(repeat of 1287)
Air date March 2, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors A, C, 2
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 The Count pulls up on Sesame Street in his Countmobile and notices Luis working on an iron at the Fix-It Shop. This inspires the Count to count jobs people have. He notices Susan in her nurses uniform on her way to work, making two kinds of jobs. Luis points the Count toward another job he might want to count.
SCENE 1 cont'd The Count counts a meter maid, who hands him a ticket for parking next to the fire hydrant.
Animation Blocks form a ramp and a tunnel.
(First: Episode 1446)
Muppets On a boring day, two hipsters sing "Meet Me at the Bus Stop" and decide to do so.
(First: Episode 1451)
The A box!.jpg
Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
Film Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: A soap box racer loses its front wheel. Thelma comes to the rescue by pulling the racer.
Insert Big Bird sings about "Wheels on My Feet" while roller skating down the street.
(First: Episode 1483)
Cartoon Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 1456)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: The Amazing Mumford's pineapple subtraction act
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
(First: Episode 0770)
Animation Pieces of fruit make their way out of a basket and arrange themselves into groups.
(First: Episode 1464)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie and Jason recite the alphabet together. Jason says a word that begins with each letter.
C- Cap.JPG
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
SCENE 2 Biff does some digging in the street, when he realizes it's lunch time. However, he can't seem to find his lunchbox with his usual ham-and-cheese sandwich. He notices Maria giving Luis some "jamon con queso" and asks what's going on. Luis offers one of the sandwiches to him, but Biff claims he doesn't go for foreign food, until he learns "jamon y queso" is Spanish for Biff's favorite sandwich.
Cartoon Words that begin with A, ending with ambulance
Animated by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
(First: Episode 0293)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Pretty Baby."
(First: Episode 0040)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit asks Grover and Debo to identify his letter A. Grover has no idea. When Dabo says "A," Kermit says "Ay" to someone offscreen.
(First: Episode 0629)
SCENE 3 Maria and the kids admire a tree Biff has just planted, though he thinks it was a total waste of his time. They all tell him the many different things trees are good for. He sees the value in the tree and decides to rest under its meager shade, apologizing to it.
Cartoon ifwedare.jpg
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)
Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam is looking for the biggest man in the saloon. The frightened customers point him towards Big Barney, who's cowering under the table. When Sam discovers that Barney is the biggest man there, he gives him a hat: "This ol' hat here don't fit me. I thought maybe you could use it, huh? I'll see you, fellers." Sinister Sam leaves the baffled customers behind. "Now, that's a nice gesture," one says. "He's a little weird, but he's okay after all, isn't he?"
(First: Episode 0281)
Insert Big Bird sings "I Say Banana" with R2-D2.
(First: Episode 1403)
Cartoon A can opens to reveal 10 sardines.
(First: Episode 1295)
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
(First: Episode 0472)
Letter C toon.jpg
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
Film A girl catches a lobster.
(First: Episode 1125)
SCENE 4 Oscar doesn't like the nice music coming from Susan's radio and fetches his recorder to play some Grouch music, which is all loud noises.
Film The Flashettes track team trains for an upcoming race.
(First: Episode 1151)
Muppets Polly Darton sings "Wavin' Goodbye to You with My Heart."
(First: Episode 1475)
Cartoon Two Elephants
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1457)
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
SCENE 5 Oscar comes across Susan's radio, which she left behind. He thumbs through some of the yucky stations, when he finds he's able to hear two at once, producing a rotten sound! Maria announces the sponsors.

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